Rare Art Nouveau 800 Silver Vermeil Shell Cameo Of St. Mary And Baby Jesus
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Rare Art Nouveau 800 Silver Vermeil Shell Cameo Of St. Mary And Baby Jesus:
are pleased to offer this rare fabulous Cameo of St. Mary and Baby Jesus. Most cameos with this theme are found as plastics. It is rare to find a such nicely carved religious theme in shell cameos. Circa 1890-1910s.
The cameo is set as a brooch and pendant in a beautiful 800 silver vermeil filigree setting with extraordinarily elaborate details.This setting is one of the most intricate cameo settings we have found from Art Nouveau era. The whole frame is designed to be a beautiful shape of flower with multiple petals. The silversmith particularly used bright silver and gold wash colored filigree patterns form three colored circular layers (gold-silver-gold) that highlighted the cameo surroundings. Each pair of petals are further decorated with a small bead that perfectly provide a beautiful fussy look. The frame is attached with a heart-shaped filigree styled bail, also with great details. The bail can be also folded down when this piece worn as a brooch. The brooch has a hand made ball hinge, and the "trombone" safety clasp. Should be made in France. A hallmark "800" stamped on the back with a maker's mark, but hardly to read.
The brooch measures about 1 5/8" by 1 5/16" (42mm x 34mm) without bail, and about 2" long with bail.The cameo itself measures 1 1/4" by 1". Condition is wonderful. No chips, cracks, damage or any repair to note. Weighs about 10.0 g.
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Shipping：Combined shipping is always welcome. Shipping is at a flat rate of $5.00 by USPS first mail.
I am very please to announce that now we can offer a flat rate of$12.00 to worldwide buyers.I will use USPS first class international mail,but insurance included at this price.Happy offerding!